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Chicago United names ComEd, Exelon Executives Business Leaders of Color

ComEd executives selected from exceptional corporate leaders of Fortune 1000 companies

Chicago United recently named ComEd CEO Joe Dominguez, ComEd Vice President of Customer Channels Nichole Owens and Exelon Utilities Vice President of Operations and Oversight Isaac Akridge 2019 Business Leaders of Color (BLC). They were recognized among 50 local business executives as diverse corporate leaders who serve, or are ready to serve, as board directors for Fortune 1000 companies.

The Chicago United BLC recognizes individuals who, in the face of complex global economies, have combined vision with the ability to execute on strategies. They have led large-scale operations domestically and internationally with a focus on innovation and a keen ability to drive transformational change in their organizations.

“At ComEd, we know that a diverse workforce makes us a stronger company because we produce ideas and solutions that reflect the diverse communities we serve,” Dominguez said. “Our leadership brings that spirit to the non-profit and corporate boards we sit on to encourage deeper thinking and greater innovation.”

Dominguez leads ComEd, an Exelon company, which powers the lives of more than 4 million residential and business customers, or 70 percent of Illinois’ population. He is responsible for the safe and reliable delivery of electricity to customers and for empowering them to manage their energy use. He leads the team that manages the electric grid for Chicago and most of northern Illinois and ComEd’s partnerships with the diverse communities it serves.

Owens is responsible for the direction of ComEd’s work to provide a premier customer experience, technology investments in ComEd’s digital channels and other web-based projects, and the continued growth of ComEd’s social media presence.

As vice president of Operations for Exelon Utilities, Akridge is responsible for the governance and oversight of Exelon’s utility businesses which together serve more than 22 million people and form the nation’s largest electric and natural gas distribution company.

Chicago United has presented the Business Leaders of Color biennially since 2003. Past members include former First Lady Michelle Obama; Valerie Jarrett, former senior advisor to former President Barack Obama; Gery Chico, politician, lawyer and public official; Don Thompson, retired chief executive officer of McDonald’s Corp.; and Kwame Raoul, Illinois attorney general.

The Business Leaders of Color identifies individuals who are ready for boards of directors’ positions based on their broad range of professional experience and proven track records of success to offer the greater business community. Through their identification, Chicago United helps to accelerate inclusion of professionals of color in board governance.

About ComEd

ComEd is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation (NASDAQ: EXC), a Fortune 100 energy company with approximately 10 million electricity and natural gas customers – the largest number of customers in the U.S. ComEd powers the lives of more than 4 million customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state’s population. For more information visit and connect with the company on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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